John Skelton

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Father of 3 Missing Boys Is Arrested

Police don't think they'll be found alive

(Newser) - The father of three Michigan boys who've been missing since Thanksgiving has been arrested for parental kidnapping, CNN reports. John Skelton—who had been in the midst of a custody fight over his sons, ages 5, 7, and 9—is now in jail after being discharged from a hospital over... More »

Dad May Have Dumped Boys on the Road

John Skelton fought bitterly for custody of 3 young sons

(Newser) - A troubled father fighting for custody of his three young sons may have simply "dumped" them on a cold, lonely stretch of Ohio highway, police believe. Cops, firefighters and volunteers have spent days hunting for Andrew, 9, Alex, 7, and 5-year-old Tanner, who haven't been seen since Thanksgiving. They... More »

3 Missing Mich. Boys Feared to Be in Danger

Suicidal father says he left them in care of woman police can't find

(Newser) - Police were searching today for three young brothers who haven't been seen since their father tried to hang himself, and investigators unraveling the man's strange story fear the boys are in grave danger. At the heart of the investigation is a perplexing account by the father, 39-year-old John Skelton, who... More »

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